With a little less than 11 months to go until the December 15 release of Star Wars Episode VIII, we finally have a subtitle for the film. Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi.
It breaks with the middle film tradition of noun-action verb that was established with The Empire Strikes Back and reinforced with Attack of the Clones. That aside, it's really strange to have the word "last" in the title of the middle film in a trilogy.
No word on whether the last jedi is in reference to Luke or Rey, or more than likely, probably someone else, right? That's the way these things usually work: It's either the most obvious answer or one absolutely no one could have seen coming.
From the official press release...
THE LAST JEDI is written and directed by Rian Johnson and produced by Kathleen Kennedy and Ram Bergman and executive produced by J.J. Abrams, Jason McGatlin, and Tom Karnowski.
STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI is scheduled for release December 15, 2017.
Either way, this is the title. You've got a year to get used to it.